3.2M devotees join Sto. Niño procession

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

CEBU CITY (Updated 6 p.m.) -- Millions of devotees joined Saturday's solemn procession of the Holy Image of Sr. Sto. Niño in this city despite a gloomy weather, police said.

The Holy Image left the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño at 1:30 p.m. and passed by Osmeña Blvd., Jakosalem St., Magallanes St., Borromeo St., Sanciangko St., Panganiban St., N. Bacalso Ave., V. Rama Ave., B. Rodriguez St., to Osmeña Blvd., and then back to Sto. Niño church.

The image of Sr. Sto. Niño was brought back inside the Basilica around 5:35 p.m.

The police said 3.2 million people have joined the procession, bringing along with them Sto. Niño images in different sizes. No untoward has so far been reported.

As of this posting, the Holy Mass, officiated by Palo Archbishop John F. Du, is ongoing at the Basilica. Watch it live at www.sunstar.com.ph or http://cebu.sunstar.com.ph/sinulog. Also follow @sunstaronline on Twitter and like Sun.Star – Philippine News on Facebook for more live updates.


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